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Shawn Levy Developing a ‘Star Wars’ Movie



Shawn Levy, the prolific director and producer behind Free Guy and Stranger Thingsis headed to the Star Wars galaxy. The filmmaker is developing a feature for Lucasfilm, possibly to direct, The News84Media has confirmed.

It is unclear when this project could happen. Levy has a full plate, and is on board to direct the upcoming third Deadpool movie for Marvel Studios. That feature, starring Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, has a release date of Nov. 8, 2024. As a producer, he and his 21 Laps also have the final episodes of Stranger Things coming up, with the fifth season in the writing stage at this point and without a set release date. Deadline first reported the news of Levy’s involvement in Star Wars.

Levy’s project joins a number of possible films in the works at Lucasfilm. Taika Waititi is developing a feature to direct, with scribe Damon Lindelof and director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy working on their own film as well. Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is also developing a Star Wars feature as a producer. On the streaming TV side, Lucasfilm has a full docket, with Andor currently streaming, and The Acolyte starting production this week. A third season of The Mandalorianas well as the spinoff Ahsokaare also on the way.

In March, Levy unveiled The Adam Projecta time travel family film in which its protagonist, played by Reynolds, welded a weapon that looked suspiciously like a lightsaber.

“If there was any doubt about my fanhood of Star Wars and all things a galaxy far, far away, I’ve eliminated that doubt,” Levy told The News84Media At the time, hastening to note the weapon was not technically a lightsaber due to rights issues.

Levy is repped by WME.

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